Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gettin' Goods Ready for the Show... While the Gettin's Good!

Gothic mirror display for All Hallow's Eve
I love this time of year
when it's a bit 'chilly' outside!

After closing my shop doors for the final time in June, kissing my husband adieu as he flew out of town for his new job, and facing summer alone with our kids, I felt... a bit LOST. That's when Cyndie contacted me. (Actually~ lovely 'Furniture Diva' Diane, & sweet Teresa-a mutual customer and friend- brought us together)...Just like that. Cyndie and I met over coffee, hit it off, and created FOUND. Much collaborating, organizing, and planning has been going on all summer long! We pulled Diane into the mix because she is our most FAB Furniture Rescuer!

It is with great pleasure and great hopes that you join us on our journey; two very busy moms~ with a passion for vintage, euro-finds, upcycled/refurbished goods, and just plain old-fashioned junk~ made into FaBuLoUs junque! Along with Diane, who can flip furniture like no other, I am both honored and blessed to work alongside these women. We three chicas are in it for the junque of it and the creative fun of it!
Come along and enjoy the ride. It's sure to be a good one!

WHAT?? RAIN SHOWERS?? Well, what is a junque diva to do but rent some tents?? Rain or shine - we're going "junque-ing". Get yer rain boots and join us! We are on whatever the weather!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Monica's Un-Spooky Halloween Goodies...

Along with our love of beautiful treasures, Monica and I both share a a soft spot for Halloween (we don't know why, and we don't do ghoulish, but there is s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g...) She's got more on the way!

One week from today!

One week and counting! Monica and I are trading photos, ideas and inspiration back and forth like little mad hatters. Speaking of hats - I'm thinking of beading all of my cowboy hats with these big turquoise and red coral stones that I have. I bought them from a fabulous stone/bead supplier at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena (both the hats and the stones!) and I'm hoping I have time to do it before our show! Give me a deadline and a little anxiety, and it whoops up my inspiration like no other....Blessings on your day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some shabby chic'ish fun junque!

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Don't forget to sign up as a follower to hear all about what the junque divas are up to. Monica is busy making signs, Cyndie is polishing silver and Diane is putting the finishing touches on her bee-u-tee-full furniture. She's sending me pics of a refinished "girlie" twin bed that I can't wait to see! Just hit the "follow" button to your left and enjoy the FOUND JUNQUE journey! More pics coming soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet our furniture guru...Diva Diane!

Look at these incredible pieces! Diane Bickle (our re-purpose-ing furniture expert) transforms time-worn pieces into treasures.

After work, and on her days off, (Diane has worked for years in Shasta County education), you can find her sanding, painting, and trimming "gently used" items that she's found and rescued. Monica and Diane collaborated when Monica's shoppe was open and I carried her pieces at Sweet Baby Jane.

Not only does Diane deserve "Junque Diva" status...she's just a darn nice person. Always happy to hunt down just the right piece for you, too.

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Looking for that specific decor item? We might be able to find it for you! (FOUND!) Keep the convos coming!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ready for take off!

What in the world is FOUND? Well, take two former storefront owners (Monica Templeton of Monica's Vintage Finds and Cyndie Nelson of Sweet Baby Jane) and imagine a meeting where the two of them agree on three very important things: One, they do not want another storefront (enjoyable experience, too burdensome). Two, they want flexibility to focus on their children (some days questioning why). And three, they want to stay in the world of design and decor (because the world can never have too much whimsical beauty).

Sooo....Monica just happens to have this little concept running around in her head (and heart) that could, in theory, be described as a fabulously elegant flea market. Think unique locations, timeworn and repurposed treasures, maybe a little wine or lemonade, a few nibbles here and there...and voila! FOUND JUNQUE found its way into existence!

Our first event takes place October 4 and 5 in the open aire pool area of the beautiful Spa Downtown on Oregon Street. (Tours of the spa will also be offered, along with a secret spa coupon for future pampering.) Monica and I are scurrying around like little worker ants getting ready for the big day, and I have to admit we are having a ball. Monica will have a chance to respond to this, but I feel like I have met my match as far as a committed "Junque Diva" goes and my fear is that I am going to want to buy all of her goods :(

Don't forget to put the date on your calendar and get there early - once it's gone, it's gone. We'll be posting pictures of some of our fabulous finds to give you a taste of what our FOUND JUNQUE looks like! Check back soon!